But before I do there are some things I want to get off my chest that will hopefully click with a few people.
1. If it sounds to good to be true..then it most probably is.
I got an email yesterday about a webinar where someone was going to show me how to make $300,000 a month for 30 minutes work per day. The copy was very pursasive but I know from experience that it’s it’s probably the finest grade bullXXXX.
I saw an auction on Flippa last week, a 5 day old site making … wait for it… $1500 a month (proof of income included) and page Rank 5. Now do you think that was possibly a scam? The sad thing was it had 15 bids and sold for $200. Anyone want to buy London bridge?
There is one thing that works in this business and thats hard work, get something that works then rinse and repeat and scale it up.
We have more and more people at wordpress goldmine getting really excellent results every month and without exception it’s been because they are working on the things that they know work.
If you doubt that, take the $1 trial (banner is at the top) and read the income update threads from last month and the month before and see how people make steps forward each month.
2. If you buy a $2000 course expect to be overwhelmed.
I read a brilliant comment last week about one of the recent $2000 courses, a Guy said in a forum ” I bought (name removed to protect the not so innocent!) course but it had so much stuff in it I don’t have time to go through it.”
Trust me thats not unique. If you create a $2000 course then you are going to fill it so full of fluff that most people won’t look at it.
If you aren’t making $200 or more a day then it’s unlikely that you’ll get any value from an expensive course, You’ll get much more value form cheaper courses written by people actually doing what they teach on a day in day out basis. Do you really think the Guru’s do what they teach rather than just do Million Dollar launches?
3. Stop wasting your time..
I know people who claim to have been “Internet Marketers” for 5 years and have yet to make any money online. That’s Like me claiming to be a Tour De France Cyclist because I just happen to own a bike, shave my legs and have and way too much Lycra.
How can I say this politely… Money isn’t going to land in your lap, if you have yet to make money online and you’ve been trying for a year then find another hobby or something else to pass the time.
Internet marketing is easy it’s just a matter of taking a few simple steps and repeating them, don’t try to reinvent the wheel you don’t need to.
Some times I get so frustrated at some of the stuff I read I want to grab people by the throat and shake them. Stop researching, stop buying tools just TAKE ACTION
Ask anyone who has made some money online and they’ll tell you stick them in a room with nothing just an internet connection & a laptop and an empty paypal account and within a few days they will have made money. (many will have made money by lunchtime).
So commit to making money in the next week.
4. Set Realistic Targets
At least once a month I get an email asking me if they can make $10,000 a month in a few months (why is it always $10,000?? )
My reply is usually along the lines of , People have done it but it’s very unlikely why don’t you try to make $10 a day to start with.
If they ever bother to reply it’s usually but (insert name here!) says that I can.
Set targets by all means but make them achieveable and realistic. I walked up a hill here in spain last year that was over 10% gradient all the way up for about 5 KM and I did it by repeating the mantra “Baby steps, Baby steps 1,2,3” all the way up to the top. I passed a lot of people much fitter than me who had to stop for a break as they set off way to quick..
And that my friends is probably the best advice i can give you for 2011 … Baby Steps Baby Steps 1,2,3.
Have a great year….make it happen